Year: 2001 Source: Death Studies, v.25, (2001), p.387-401 SIEC No: 20030128

This article reports on the 2nd Self-Deliverance New Technology Conference (NuTech), held in November 1999, in Seattle, Washington. Right-to-die activists from six countries met to demonstrate a number of devices for non-medical assisted death & to share preliminary findings on their use. The author reports on the devices & on the “techonological imperative” (a compulsion to use technology to cause death), which has emerged as part of underground care of dying persons. The challenges of this imperative are explored. (47 refs)